Sunday, April 12, 2009

In My Mailbox 2 and Happy Easter

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. So, none of these books were or ever will be in my mailbox, but whatever.

I bought...

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Pub. date: April 2006
"After a year spent trying to prevent a catastropic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson--a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.
But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: The magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters--the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millenia--only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name...the Bermuda Triangle.
Now Percy and his friends--Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson--must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family--one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke."

I was going to try to save Sea of Monsters until I'd finished my last two library books, but no such luck. It just looked so good! I couldn't resist! Now I'm a few chapters in, I love this series!

Happy Easter!!!! Here's a picture of the delicious and adorable chocolate bunny I got. Mmm, chocolate...
Eclectically yours,
Dahlia

7 comments:

Ravenous Reader said...

Happy Easter and The Sea of Monsters looks interesting. Happy Reading :)

Bookworm said...

I got that dark chocolate gold bunny! But then I always feel so bad about eating it...last year I kept my chocolate bunny going until May!

Amelia said...

OOh chocolate

Dahlia said...

Bookworm: I always save my bunny for last, then I try to make it last as long as possible (though I don't think I could make it last until May). :)

Lianne said...

looks like a good book!

The Story Siren said...

I have not read any books by Rick Riordan, but I've heard great things about them.... must check them out. Happy Easter!

vvb32 reads said...

i haven't read this series but heard good things about it. the interesting thing is the incorporation of greek mythology, yes? i miss my bunny. i ate it all last night.